You can literally ring in the holidays with Rockport Music at the Shalin Liu Performance Center! The New England Ringers will perform holiday concert where the only instruments are bells. This fifteen-member highly energetic ensemble plays advanced hand bell works with a blend of musical moods and styles—from classical transcriptions, familiar favorites, and original compositions, all with a touch of entertaining humor.
Rockport, Massachusetts 01966
Performing music of the Harlem Renaissance, the Berklee World Strings, directed by cellist Eugene Friesen, features an international collection of Berklee's most accomplished and promising soloists, chamber players and fiddlers. They perform lively programs that typically include new compositions and arrangements from a wide variety of the world’s music. With a repertoire drawn from Celtic, bluegrass, South American, Arabic, Gypsy, jazz, and classical styles, Berklee World Strings redefines the traditional string orchestra with bright melodies, dance rhythms, improvisation and sparkling interplay. The evening’s performance will include participants from the Rockport High School string program.
Learn the birding basics while enjoying Halibut's coastal rocky bluffs or the Coolidge Reservation, where we'll see swarms of birds! Kids will develop their observation and memory skills, and walk with foundation knowledge of an activity that will last their lifetime! We'll be birding at Halibut Point and Coolidge Reservation at the same time, so just show up at either property (we're not traveling between the two). No registration necessary.
Come to Toad Hall Bookstore to learn all about the habitat and lives of snakes from New England and around the world from Rick Roth, Executive Director of the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team. Live local and exotic animals will be presented, and attendees will have the opportunity to see or handle these reptiles!
Join The Trustees of Reservations on a bicycle tour of Cape Ann! This family friendly 30 mile ride around Cape Ann will hug the coastal roads filled with beautiful, scenic vistas! From the rocky shores of Halibut Point Reservation in Rockport, we'll circumnavigate the Cape Ann Island out to Coolidge Reservation in Manchester, then return to Halibut Point.
As part of COASTSWEEP 2014, volunteers are encouraged to come to Back Beach or Front Beach to help in the statewide effort to keep our coastline clean. Trash collected will be measured and analyzed, and the data will be sent to Washington DC to aid the government in creating legislation to minimize trash in our oceans! These specific beach cleanups are coordinated by Renee Waller.
Come to Halibut Point Reservation for a FREE star party with the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club! Take a tour of Cape Ann's skies and learn from amateur astronomers who have been watching the skies for years! There will be telescopes, and goodies, and double stars and star clusters and the moon and more. This final Star Party of the season is free and open to the public. Come and enjoy our dark Cape Ann sky!
Argus Quartet is dedicated to reinvigorating the audience-performer relationship through innovative concerts and diverse repertoire – connecting with and building up a community of engaged listeners is at the core of the quartet’s mission. Free, no tickets required.
The Jupiter String Quartet is a particularly intimate group, consisting of violinists Nelson Lee and Megan Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel (older sister of Meg), and cellist Daniel McDonough (husband of Meg, brother-in-law of Liz). The quartet chose its name because Jupiter was the most prominent planet in the night sky at the time of its formation, and the astrological symbol for Jupiter resembles the number four.